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Testing and certification of doorsets and building hardware for European and global markets from UL's state-of-the-art testing lab in Europe.
Safety is the heart of our mission and drives every decision we make. While the evolving coronavirus situation has presented new and unprecedented challenges, UL is well prepared and responding with the best interests of our employees, customers and communities at the center of our decision making and processes. As we take steps to help ensure the health and well-being of our people, we balance those with the needs of customers around the world. Many of our employees have been asked to adopt remote work arrangements, reduce travel and face-to-face meetings, and minimize participation in non-essential sponsored events and public gatherings. At the same time, we continue to meet client needs by activating local and global business continuity plans. This enables us to move client engagements forward wherever possible while also maintaining a safe and healthy work environment. We know that businesses and consumers around the world depend on your products and services. Adapting our processes provides support in new ways while delivering on our brand promise. UL has several complimentary resources available to help you address challenges created by the novel coronavirus. Please consider reviewing the following: The myULTM portal, or other client business portals, for up-to-date project information…
Dedicated UL 293 Standard for building security in the United Kingdom
Holistic solutions for European Hazardous Locations The ATEX directive refers to two European Directives for controlling explosive atmospheres and describes the equipment and work environment permitted in a potentially explosive atmosphere. The ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU brought changes – primarily the need for a new EU-type examination certificate, new instructions and a new Declaration/Attestation of Conformity referencing the new directive, and traceability requirements. Additional details on ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU can be found here. UL is a Notified Body for ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU and can issue the certifications you need to sell products throughout the EU. While the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU does not address cybersecurity in the hazardous location (HazLoc) / explosive environment space, at UL, we strive to take a holistic approach to assessing risks in these high-risk environments by focusing on equipment safety while also developing testing solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) as it relates to industrial control systems (ICS). Though manufacturing is increasingly leaning toward a more connected world, including smart manufacturing and adaptive production, the HazLoc industry remains wary due to the inherent risks associated with these environments. For example, if system access is gained maliciously, safety protocols could be overridden or disabled, leading to…
New UL App provides installation principles applicable to explosive atmospheres for the Hazardous Locations industry.
Today’s market is more global than ever. Whatever products you manufacture, chances are there’s a global market for them and expansion into that market presents massive growth potential; however, crossing borders, whether close to home or halfway around the world, presents multiple challenges and it’s helpful to know what to expect to avoid surprises, unforeseen costs and/or a delayed product launch. 1 Learn the Language Working in the local language might not always be necessary, but it’s helpful. It’s also a great way to make a first impression. Of course, it’s impractical to try and learn a language just to launch a product. Having a local guide or a contact with local language skills can help ease the process. 2 Learn the Other Language Spoken language is one thing, but a country’s or region’s technical language (e.g. certifications and testing requirements) is something else entirely. Even if you have all required testing for your current markets, you might not have everything you need to enter a new country or region. With some countries joining together to help reduce the number of different requirements and marks, this process is becoming easier, but deciding exactly what you need to ensure your product…
Global reach, local commitment: services designed to help manufactures access the UK, the EU and beyond.
UL works with a diverse array of stakeholders every day to make the world safer and provide assurance. We optimize the supply chain for manufacturers and provide them a broad range of services that support every stage of the product life cycle. UL works with retailers on inspections and audits. We consult with governments on initiatives that facilitate global trade and collaborate with industry on standards that create level playing fields.
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